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Resource Guide:
Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Number TheoryQA 241-246
Coding TheoryQA 268
Probabilities. Mathematical statistics.QA 273–280
GeometryQA 440–QA 699
TopologyQA 611 .A1–614.97
Non-Euclidean GeometryQA 685

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
  • Golden section
  • Golden ratio
  • Hyperspace
  • Fibonacci numbers
  • Fractals
  • Fractals in Art
  • Numbers, Prime
  • Pascal’s triangle
  • Probabilities
  • Topology
  • Mathematical recreations

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Heart of Mathematics, 3rd EditionFront Desk
Math Study Skills WorkbookFront Desk
The Mathematics of EncryptionQA 268 .C697 2013
How to Fold ItQA 564 .O76 2011
FlatlandQA 699 .A13 2009
The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules our LivesQA 273 .M63 2008
The Golden SectionQA 466 .O57 2006
Knot TheoryQA 612.2 .L58 1993
Fractal Geometry QA 614.86 .F35 1990
Fascinating FibonaccisQA 241 .G23 1987
Beyond InfinityeBook
The Beauty of Fractals: Six Different ViewseBook

Selected Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
  • Abstract & Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics Magazine
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • School Science and Mathematics

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.